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that ethan is safe and unharmed came as a relief to the community here in midland city. >> very special child. he's been through a lot. he's endured a lot. by the grace of god, you know, he's -- he's okay. >> reporter: teresa singletary was on the bus with ethan when dykes grabbed him. >> happy, hallelujah. >> reporter: it's believed dykes may have taken the boy hostage in order to air some grievances. >> he has a story that's important it him. although it's very complex. >> reporter: authorities have not yet revealed how dykes died, nor any further details of the raid. and anne-marie, the classes at midland elementary school resume today. surely his classmates and teachers will have a reason to rejoice. and ethan has another reason to celebrate. his 6th birthday is tomorrow. back to you. >> great. thank you very much, teresa garcia in midland city, alabama. >>> four members of the house, two republicans and two democrats, plan to announce a plan to make gun trafficking a federal crime. yesterday president obama spent the day in minnesota promoting gun control. as tara
sounded like a gunshot. teresa garcia is in midland city with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you know, the officials here are telling us they decided to move in that fbi hostage rescue team after the negotiations started deteriorating with that kidnapper. so they basically got that team ready and made a major distraction. what they did was throw in some flash bang devices. those give off a really blinding, bright light and a disorienting loud noise. fbi agents shook hands and patted each others' backs shortly after storming an underground bunker to save the 5-year-old held hostage for seven days. the boy named ethan has been reunited with his family at a local hospital and is said to be doing well. >> he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. the things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6-year-old young man to do. >> reporter: the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, is dead. officials say they made the decision to raid the bunker after dykes began pacing and holding his gun. >> at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker an
men caught on camera monday smashing a display case inside the zales jewelry store in pentagon city stealing 27 diamond rings. >> i had seen that and when i looked up at my desk and i saw the guy heading toward me, that was the first thing i thought. they're here, same ones. >> reporter: frederick police say they're looking into that possibility. >> we're in communication with arlington pd. we're reviewing their information and showing them our information and seeing if they link up and if they do, we'll work it cooperatively. >> reporter: in both cases it appears the bandits used a hammer to break open the display cases. in today's caper the hammer was dropped and left behind, their victims left to deal with the effects of being pepper sprayed, but they're all okay physically. >> after today's heist police say the hooded men got away in derek colored suv or truck. it was a red -- a dark colored suv or truck. it was a red sedan that was seen leaving the scene in pentagon city. >>> police believe this woman robbed two banks in a matter of minutes yesterday in northwest d.c. one rob
in a small bunker in midland city until the rescue yesterday afternoon. >> it's a relief for us to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> fbi says agents stormed the bunker after suspected jimmy lee dykes became agitated. former assistance director for the fbi said they used flash- bang devices and raided the bunker >>> an iraqi vet accused of killing two men is on suicide watch in texas. jail officials say eddie ray routh had to be shocked with a stun gun and restrained after becoming aggressive. court documents suggest the motive for the killings was to take the truck of chris kyle, who wrote a best-selling book about his military experiences as a sniper. kyle was known as one of america's most deadly snipers. >>> president obama will be meeting with labor and business leaders at the white house today hoping for build support for immigration reform. yesterday the president was in minnesota promoting reforms to the nation's gun control laws. on capitol hill today, some house members will introduce by partisan gun control legislation.
debate over gun control is now taking center stage in one bay area city. >>> this could be a big day in the battle over marijuana. what's happening in washington, d.c. and here at home. >> reporter: more than $800 out of your pocket in one year all because of traffic. we'll tell you how the bay area ranked when it came to the country's most congested cities. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's tuesday, february 5th. >>> we begin with developing news from the east bay. we've just gotten word that police have made an arrest in a -- in a hit-and-run accident that injured a mother and her two children that happened last night on crestview in pittsburg. alex savidge is live from the crash scene with the photo we just received from the suspect. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning. yes, police tracked down the man they say was driving the car that hit this woman and two kids. they were hit right here in this crosswalk last night. police found that car a short distance april way-- away. i want to he s
that freed that little boy. victor blackwell, live from midland city, alabama this morning. i know you're very excited to be sharing this information, victor. what do we know about the raid and why law enforcement actually decided to go in? >> good morning, zoraida. two reasons primarily. the first is because authorities say they observed jimmy lee dykes with a gun and the second reason is because in the day leading up to that raid, the communications with dykes had broken down. so they realized they could not wait any longer to go in and rescue ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken into a hospital after nearly a week being held in an underground bunker in alabama. >> he's fine. he's laughing, playing, joking, eating, the things you would expect a normal 5-year-old or 6-year-old young man to do. he's very brave, he's very lucky. the success story is that he is out safe and doing great. >> reporter: the dramatic end came after officers saw 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes holding a weapon. they felt they could not hold off any longer. >> at this point, fbi
. an 8.0 quake that centered in the solomon island about 50 miles west of the city of lata. there have been at least a dozen strong aftershocks. the pacific tsunami warning center measured waves as high as 3 feet. no reports of any major damage there. people in fiji and areas closer to the epicenter are told to head for higher ground. watches posted for parts of australia so. far, no word on whether any tsunamis have reached land. >> investigators are sifting through the rubble for clues in a deadly house fire. the flames were so intense the parents couldn't save their own children who were trapped inside. tonight, the community is coming together to help them keep going. erica gonzalez has the story from fred rimaryland. >> tonight their 8-year-old daughter remains in the hospital as the community comes together to try to do anything they can to help. they came in droves. people dining at this frederick chick-fil-a in an effort to show some love for the family. >> how long will this go until? >> god only knows. 8:30. keep going until people quit coming. >> the family house burned fast
." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> but we begin in new orleans. a city deeply embarrassed by the power blackout that interrupted potentially could have changed the course of the super bowl. this is much more than a sports story. it's raising very serious questions about the city's readiness to host big events. cnn's brian todd is in new orleans for us. he's got the very latest on this investigation on what happened during that blackout. brian, what are you learning? >> reporter: wolf, learning some incremental things about the investigation. how it's proceeding, how they're looking into it. and what's interesting is the two entries responsible for handling the power and electricity to the superdome, they're the ones handling it. at various times over the past less than 24 hours since this happened, both of them have said they essentially didn't do anything wrong. this was a dramatic event. starting right as the third quarter got under way in the superdome last night. we've got video of the lights going out. we've got the video of cbs sports which in tandem with showtime was doing a beh
in the city tomorrow. scott broom is live at the ravens m&t bank stadium with more on the team's second lombardi trophy since football came back to baltimore in 1996. scott. >> reporter: what a great day in baltimore and the ravens' plane is due back this hour. although airport officials are discouraging fans from going out there. instead they're planning a big blowout here in baltimore that will close a lot of downtown tomorrow. it was a wild night of celebration in baltimore. and the party continued today at souvenir stands under canvas that popped up in parking lots all around baltimore. >> we've got to have something to wear at that parade tomorrow. >> reporter: where fans literally mobled a merchant named dan the t -- mobbed a merchant named dan the t-shirt man who had championship clothes printed ready to sell at midnight. >> then i'll be able to be a part of it here. >> i've looked everywhere for this shirt and finally found it. >> gave us the pride back. believe me, the ravens gave it to us. >> i love having everybody at my place for the parties. i love seeing the hope and pri
near the list of cities with bad traffic. tara moriarty joins us to tell us how much time we spend stuck in traffic and how much money it costs us. >>> this is 580 through livermore and you can see it sounds like and looks like arrays way and in just an hour -- a raceway and in just about an hour, traffic will extend for miles. it shows that the san francisco bay area ranked highest in 2011 and that year the study found commuters in traffic ridden cities spent 5.5 billion extra hours sitting in traffic and they also burn 3 billion gallons of gas. that is a question of breaking down to more than $800 in waisted time and gas money and on a daily basis, drivers should set aside 30 to 90 minutes to arrive on top. coming up we will tell you which topped the list and in a him the, it was not -- hint, it was not los angeles. tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> 507 is the time, hope -- 5:07 is the time, hopefully nobody is waiting in traffic. >> well, they are looking to see if anything is big out there and sometimes that causes delays but right now we have had a couple of probl
moments before the crash. >>> and search for answers. what happened to the new york city mother found murdered in turkey? we'll talk to her mother "today," monday, february 4th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. we have the backup generators all gassed up just in case. super bowl xlvii will be remembered for a long time. yes, for the game's dramatic finish but perhaps more so for that power outage. if the ravens had not held on to win that game we would be talking conspiracy theories. >> apparently the game got very exciting toward the end of it. when the lights went out etook it as a personal hint and went straight to bed. >> i've been briefing uh-uh on the outcome of the game all morning long. >> we'll be live in new orleans. and the ravens head coach john harbaugh, will be here to join us to tell us what it was like to beat his brother's team in t
? >> guys, so much going on down there. this city knows how to do it right. the first time new orleans hosts the super bowl since hurricane katrina. a rashlgab a remarkable job getting this city ready for the thousands converging upon new orleans. the music plays 24 hours a day. a lot of the fans we spoke to. they are divided into three groups, ravens fans, 49ers fans, and people looking for any excuse to be on bourbon street for 24 straight hours. got that? we will check in with the harbaugh brothers who will be going up against each other and catch up with some celebrities. so much more coming up. we'll check back in a bit. >> sounds like somebody did an all nighter. >> i think so. for work. had to do it for work, right, jenna? >> toothpicks. am i flurry eyed yet? all for work. >> we'll see you in a bit. >>> in terms of other news, a new milestone for wall street. dow closes for the first time since the financial crisis. what that means for you and your money. >> and a new chapter for hillary clinton. former secretary of state is waking up this morning. probably still sleeping in. without
that helps other victims. and stacy head, the new orleans city council talking about the blackout. dean heller, dr. helen fisher with match.com, unveiling new numbers on singles in america. berman. no offense, mrs. berman. just kidding and comedian and author heather mcdonald. >> we haven't even started and i'm in trouble. it's tuesday, february 5th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> and our starting point this morning. new details behind the six-day or deal for a 5-year-old boy held captive in an underground bunker in alabama. little ethan back in the arms of his family this morning. >> his abductor, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. killed in the raid that freed that little boy. they used secret cameras to watch dykes, noticed he was acting erratically and that time may had been running out. victor blackwell is live. what a relief for this family. victor, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, brooke. yes, not only for the family, but for the entire community. people across the country, even in other countries, were following this story, and commenting and praying that they
, there's so much going on down here. this city knows how to do it right. this will be the 10th time they've hosted. the first time since katrina. they've done a terrific job for getting ready for the tens of thousands that are converging on new orleans for the food and music which, i've found out, plays 24 hours a day. we spoke to a lot of fans -- i found out they're divided into three groups. the raven' fans, 49ers' fans, and people looking to be on bourbon street for 24 straight hours. you hear all that? we'll hear from them and hear from the harbaugh brothers going up against each other in this unprecedented super bowl, and we'll catch up with celebrities that we ran into along the way. so much more coming up in the next two hours. we'll check back with you. >> sounds like somebody did an all-nighter. >> i think so. for work. for work, right? >> two things. >> reporter: am i bleary-eyed yet? all for work, all for work. >> thanks. we'll see you in a bit. >>> meantime, in terms of other news, there's a new milestone for wall street. the dow closing over 14,000 for the first time since t
is in midland city, alabama, once again this morning. gio? >> reporter: dan, good morning. this is now day five of this hostage standoff, it's happening just behind that white building that you see there. now, today, we're getting the details about how it all started from the children who were there and saw it all happen. this morning, a photo of the man who police said launched a dramatic hostage standoff. jimmy lee dykes has been holding a 5-year-old named ethan against his will in an underground bunker since tuesday. communicating with negotiators through the pipe. >> i looked up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. >> reporter: it all started when dykes stormed onto this school bus, killed the driver and kidnapped the child. >> he said, i'll kill you all. he said, i just want two kids. >> reporter: they were on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and then demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, just please get off the bus. he said, no. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled o
, developing news right now. just coming into the newsroom.the last picture of the 13-year-old suisun city girl that was found murdered in a fairfield park. genelle conway-allen's body was discovered on friday. kron 4's grant lodes shows us where she was last seen alive and where her body was found. >> this is a few points of interest. where she was last seen. here's a map showing a few new points of interest, and where genelle was last seen. she left her suisun city home thursday morning, went to school at green valley middle school thursday. did not come home thursday aftrnoon and was reported missing about 6:00 thusday night. the images we just saw of genelle were from late afternoon thursday at the intersection of east tabor and grande circle in faircield. that's more than 3 miles from where her body was found early friday morning.at allan witt park. that is the latest. >> pam: that is the last picture of genelle taken. haazig madyun spoke to worried neighbors. >> this is the last surveillance total, at issue is not returning from school. with an update from fairfield police. however reside
we're on the ground pressing the city and the power company to tell us what happened. >> yeah, super bowl power outage during the middle of the super bowl in louisiana. don't worry, fema said they will be there no later than thursday. no later than -- >> reporter: trapped in a four-alarm fire, five firefighters barely escaping the blaze. the amazing story from baltimore this morning. >>> and scout's honor, the boy scouts, more than 3 million strong considering dropping its ban on gay members. >> after decades of being out of the closet, the boy scouts of america forced me back into the closet with its don't ask don't tell policy. >> reporter: the fight going nationwide, the cause on the scout's doorstep this morning, petitions for more than 1 million of them signed asking the ban be dropped. >> scouting was a real refuge for me. it was a place where i didn't have to deal with my sexuality and i felt accepted regardless. >> reporter: ahead the motto and the movement. "newsroom" starts now. good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. this morning, little etha
-old boy and a survivalist and real no end in sight. abc's gio benitez is in midland city. >> good morning. this is now day five of this hostage standoff happening right there in the building. behind that building there in the distance. now, this for the first time we are learning new details about how it all started. this morning, a photo of the man police said launch a dramatic hostage standoff. jimmy lee dykes has been holding 5-year-old ethan against his will. communicating with the negotiators through the pipe >> i looked up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. >> it all happened when dykes stormed on to this school bus and kidnapped the child. >> i just want two kids. >> 14-year-old and her 12-year-old brother were all on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, please get off the bus. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled out the gun and he just shot him. and he just took ethan. >> when all of this started, what were you thinkin
the city. purple pants. jacket and silver boots. call police if you see her. >>> new developments following a nearly week-long standoff inside an underground bunker in alabama. the 5-year-old boy held hostage there is safe. his abductor is dead. >> we have learned that a firm from d.c. is heading south to lead the investigation into how awful this unfolded. jim handley at the news 4 desk where police wrapped up a news conference. jim? >> reporter: here is what we learned tonight. first, foremost, little boy, ethan is in the hospital and is in very good condition. even laughing and joking with his family. tonight, authorities wouldn't go into detail about how that operation went down. but here's what we do know. police say negotiations were beginning to deteriorate between the suspect, jimmy lee dykes and authorities. police saw dykes with a gun. they felt ethan was in imminent danger. after 3:00 they decided to enter the underground bunker and rescue ethan. not clear how authorities stormed the bunker. witnesses say they heard two lou loud blasts. jimmy lee dykes was killed in the eration,
blackwell is live from midland city. and victor, ethan turns six today. it's his birthday and this morning new details about his rescue. >> reporter: john, we also have new details about the seemingly premeditated method of this operation to kidnap ethan and for the first time we are seeing the crime scene thanks to new photos from the fbi. four feet below this spot is the bunker where jimmy lee dykes held ethan hostage for a week. this is the pipe of fbi says dykes told agents to use to communicate and we now know why he made that request. a day after the raid, bomb technicians found an explosive inside that pipe and a second explosive inside the bunker. jimmy davis jr. is a neighbor. he saw the setup in its early stages. >> it was covered up with two sheets of plywood and nailed together with things and stuff as a door to open to it. >> reporter: authorities say dykes had reinforced the bunker, but they were inside watching. . >> reporter: authorities say dykes had reinforced the bunker, but they were inside watching. the hostage rescue team snuck in a tiny camera. in mr. dik >> mr. dyke
the new details as they come into us here at cnn. >>> now, let's take you to midland city, alabama, where a desperate standoff is entering its sixth day. police are keeping in contact with jimmy lee dykes. he abducted a 5-year-old last week. victor, good morning. we have heard that dykes is allowing the thing of delivery of toys and food and medicine. do we know how they're getting it to him? >> randi, good morning. we don't know how that's being given to ethan and jimmy lee dykes. that's one of the questions we asked. we asked how that happened and one of the questions we asked, that was not answered. authorities here keeping a lot of the details to themselves because they do not want to agitate, as they tell us, jimmy lee dykes. the most recent communication that we had with authorities is that they say the line of communication is open both with jimmy lee dykes and they're ready to speak with him, as they say, whenever he's ready to talk. also with the parents of this 5-year-old boy ethan. they are getting updates every hour on the hour and we also heard from a woman named michelle ril
city, alabama, gabe guttierez, a tough few days. another emotional day ahead, i suspect. >> reporter: that's right. this afternoon mourners are preparing to remember that slain bus driver. police appear willing to wait this one out. as police towed the school bus from the crime scene friday, investigators released the first picture of the man they say is responsible. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. the man believed to be holding hostage a boy with asberger's syndrome named ethan in an underground bunker. >> we understand he's got supplies there. he's got food there. but this is a young child five years old. has he got food that this child will eat? >> reporter: nbc news has confirmed dykes served in the u.s. navy in the 60s. he served various awards, a good conduct med methal and vietnam service medal. but on tuesday those honors seem very far away. police say dykes boarded a stopped school bus and demanded two random young children. when the bus drive refused, plea say dykes shot and killed him and made off with 5-year-old ethan. kelly miller says her kids got off that bus right before
mild autism as well. gabe gutierrez joins us from midland city, alabama. gabe, we know authorities have been talking to dykes through that pvc pipe of some sort. do we know whether he's asking for anything? >> reporter: craig, we've been following this story for days. police are very tightlipped about what their communication with dykes involves. we don't know if he's making any demeans, but yesterday we did hear from the sheriff and saw some signs of how sensitive these negotiations have become. the shefb thariff thavsnked the for taking care of our child. law enforcement authorities may believe that the suspect has access to television in the bunker. he has an electric heater, blankets and treating the child relatively well and the child so far was not physically harmed, but not many details on the nature of the negotiations. this has been going on for more than 118 hours, since tuesday afternoon, when police say that suspect, jimmy lee dykes boarded that school bus, demanded two children and shot and killed the bus driver and took off with 5-year-old ethan according to police. they h
seven days since he stormed a school bus here in midland city, threatening the students on board before killing the driver and kidnapping ethan. >> he's like, i'll kill y'all. >> reporter: police admit they have little to go on. few demands, no motive. no sense of when the standoff may end. >> it gives them more time to study the bunker. has he booby trapped the door? >> reporter: dykes is holding the boy in a remote part of southern alabama. they've been communicating with him through a ventilation pipe that leads to the bunker. they've used to it send the child comfort item, a red hot wheels car, potato chips, medicine. over the weekend, a press conference to thank the hostage tark. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. that's very important. >> reporter: meantime, late sunday, this tight-knit community buried bus driver chuck poland, who died prote protecting the children. >> ethan, hang tough little man. we love you. we're praying for you. >> reporter: little ethan's birthday is quickly approaching. he turn 6 in just a few days. amy? >> all right, gio. poor ethan and
protesting the city's new ban on nudity. the protesters were part of a group of about a dozen people protesting at city hall on friday, the day the new law went into effect. i love this creative video that we were able to get. the group was in various state of undress, but only those who were fully nude were taken into custody. >>> to washington state where a new government job has just opened up. pot expert. yes, you did hear me correctly. the state is looking for a marijuana consultant to help craft laws for the newly legal drugs. if you're thinking of applying, you need five years of working experience, including how to grow and harvest the plant, as well as experience with cannabis testing. that is exactly what it sounds like, yes. >>> good morning, everyone. once again, i'm randi kaye. it is 7:00 on the east coast, 4:00 a.m. on the west. thanks so much for starting your morning with us. we are following breaking news this morning on the shooting death of a former navy s.e.a.l. known as the deadliest sniper in u.s. history. 38-year-old chris kyle was killed yesterday along with a
birthday. that hostage standoff here in midland city is finally over. >> a very special child; he's been through a lot. he's endured a lot. by the grace of god, he's okay. >> the five-year-old victim in this story has been saved by hraurplt. a loud boom was heard freeing him from his captor jimmy lee dykes. authorities say they felt he was in imminent danger yesterday afternoon. communication was clearly deteriorating and dykes was becoming agitated. last night we saw them sweeping the property checking for buried bombs as the investigation continues. this while the little boy was taken to a local hospital. >> he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating; the things that you would expect a normal five- to six-year-old young man to do. he's very brave. he's very lucky. and his success story is that he's out safe and doing great. >> f.b.i. officials on the scene at flowers hospital say he is safe and okay. they didn't release any other details about his condition but they did say he was with his mother. as far as a motive in this, a sherrif did touch on it briefly during a pres
. on special report we will have a live report in midland city on the end to the seeing siege. the 5-year-old boy is safe and the kidnaper is dead. president obama says he needs more revenue to cut the deficit. he says he's talking about closing tax loopholes ones that benefit high income earners. the president was in minnesota today to talk about gun control. he asked members of his audience in minneapolis to press congress to take actions on proposals such as universal background checks for gun booirs. former official of the united nations nuclear energy says iran will produce enough fuel to make a nuclear bomb every two months. iran has not decided whether to pursue nuclear weapons. special report in washington starts. >> moments ago we heard from law enforcement and aut thoefrities regarding the release of the 5-year-old little boy who has been held captive for 7 days in alabama. let's go to jonathan for the latest. >> kimberly certainly some significant developments here mid afternoon people at the press site heard some sort of a boom. at the time we couldn't tell whether it was gun
. how you pitch it. >> there is a twist. a twist, especially in new york city, you were telling us about. we'll get to that later. later on. new jersey's governor pokes fun at himself on late night network tv. by chowing down on doughnuts. what was chris christie trying to prove? that is in "the skinny," also coming up. >> obviously his weight is a big issue, no pun intended. little fun. here all week. and glad you came back for a second day. didn't scare you off yesterday. >> no, you tried. you tried hard. >> tried my best. >> the pictures of me were awful. >> please. it was fun. >> it was good fun. i am happy to be back. got a little sleep. thank you, devon, for not crying until i had gotten four hours of sleep. instead of seven i was hoping for. it is great. happy to be back. he is awesome. >> excellent. nice. officially going to be indoctrinated into the overnight world today. because willis is back from his little vacation. >> yeah! i'm here! >> willis, quiet, subtle member of our staff. he always takes. a liking to the female co-anchors on the show. got a little freaky-deaky in him
on this story from the beginning and joins us from midland city, alabama, with the latest. gio snshgs. >> reporter: amy, good morning. today the question, when will this little boy with autism be let go? police say he's not been physically harmed. this morning, drones like this are flying over the homemade underground bunker where police say this man, jimmy lee dykes, is holding a 5-year-old boy named ethan hostage. it has now been seven days since the 65-year-old stormed a school bus here in midland city, threatening the students on board before killing the driver and kidnapping ethan. >> he's like, i'll kill y'all. >> reporter: despite days of negotiations, police admit they have little to go on. few demands, no motive. no sense of when the standoff may end. >> it gives them more time to study the bunker. does he have any explosives? has he booby trapped the door? >> reporter: dykes is holding the boy in a remote part of southern alabama. they've been communicating with him through a ventilation pipe that leads to the bunker. they've used to it send the child comfort items -- a red
is peninsulaing why we're doing what we're -- explaining why we're do what we're doing. i went to an inner city school, private school in the district of columbia yesterday. it sprung out of a desire to give the kids who are trapped in some of these failing schools a fair shot in actually quality education so their future could be better. this is why we're doing it. we're doing it to help the families of that school and all others around america who want a better future. and, you know, our party has always stood for the conservative philosophy of self-reliance, of faith in the individual, accountability in government. but what we're trying to do is to explain that these proposals of ours actually can help people. and we'd love to see the democrats join us in trying to set aside differences and seeing if we can come together to actually give some relief to the millions of americans, frankly, who just want their life to work again. >> but some who look at the proposals, those on immigration and other, that you make in the speech saying including some of your aides, you're just tweaking and rebran
mother. abc's correspondent reports on the unfolding drama from midland city, alabama. >> reporter: after a week-long standoff a happy day in alabama where the little boy kidnapped from the school bus is safe. a new picture of 5-year-old ethan. >> i have been to the hospital. i have visited with ethan. he is doing fine. >> reporter: the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. abc news has learned authorities were able to insert a high-tech camera into the bunker and monitor dykes' movements. when they be kale increasingly concerned he might act out they positioned the swat team near the entrance and used an explosive charge to get into the bunker and neutralize dykes. the s standoff began last tuesd when the suspect boarded a school bus and threatened the kids. dykes allegedly shot and killed the bus driver and kidnapped ethan. 5-year-old ethan believed to have autism was held captive in the underground bunker, 6 x 8 while police and swat teams above ground carefully negotiated through a ventilation pipe. dykes allowed what authorities called comfort item to be sent down the pipe, t
that goes into the super bowls, all the rehearsal, not just in new orleans but any city, the question a lot of people were asking last night and this morning is, how could that have happened? do we have any more information about what happened last night? entergy. they're still calling it an abnormality which we were able to figure out ourselves. willie the shame of it is, this had been such a spectacular comeback week for new orleans. it's a great american city. this was a celebration of the city, and everything went so great until there were about 13:22 left in the second half of the super bowl. >> and then we got a good game after that. so i don't think anybody will blame the city for that one. mike, surviving in the dark in new orleans last night, thanks so much. coming up, much more -- >> we'll have a touch football game. >> sounds good. more on the super bowl, the commercials, half-time show coming up a little bit later. for now here is savannah. >> thank you. now to the tense hostage drama in alabama, entering its seventh day. this morning, police say they are still communicating wit
. gabe gutierrez is in midland city once again this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. federal agents spent park of the night checking the scene for possible explosives. federal law enforcement officials tell nbc news that the fbi somehow managed to get a secret camera inside that bunker, and that's how they decided to move in. a dramatic end to a six-day standoff. in alabama monday, a federal hostage team stormed an underground bunker, where this man, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, was holding a 5-year-old, known only as ethan, captive. >> very special child. he has been through a lot. he has endured a lot. by the grace of god, you know, >> reporter: the two spent 143 hours in the underground shelter, stocked with supplies. law enforcement officials watching closely every minute from the ground and the air, using small, unmanned aircraft. based on sketches from a neighbor who says he was once inside dykes' bunker, we now know the shelter had a hatch and ladder and pvc pipe that, at times was used to communicate with dykes actually ran sideways, 50 yards under ground to
the latest from midland city, alabama. >> reporter: so often, we're telling stories that have truly tragic endings. but this day is different. this story is about a little boy's rescue. overnight, 5-year-old ethan, seen here in a photo obtained there, 42 in atlanta and had a couple of sprinkles trying to come on the of the skies here and been tough to get that and we have some clouds in the area and we'll see those dissipate in into the moring and the afternoon. we're at 50 degrees on the way and to the middle and upper 50s and with that five-day forecast, sunny in the morning and the next chance of rain on thursday. the updated computer models throughout the morning and that is information for you i will have today on channel 2 action news at noon . >> and join us throughout the morning. we're all on at with quarterback cool. >> when you're in your car, tune in to 95.5 fm and am 750 news talk wsb. >> and we'll see you again tomorrow morning at 4:30 and "good morning america" is income. have a great tuesday. eating. >> reporter: the fbi says, after a week-long standoff, it finally made the
that they are discovering. victor blackwell in midland city, alabama, what have they been discovering inside the bunker and some details about the rescue operation too. >> well, soledad, the attorney general, eric holder, calls this operation exempt lea exemplary, and even leading up to this operation, the fbi hostage rescue team built a replica of the bunker and rehearsed. we're seeing pictures of the fbi of this really massive crime scene. four feet below this spot is the bunker where jimmy lee dykes held 5-year-old ethan hostage for a week this is the pipe the fbi says dykes told agents to communicate, and we know why he made that request. a day after the raid, bomb technicians found an explosive inside that pipe and a second inside the bunker. jimmy davis junior is a neighbor. he saw the setup in its early stages. >> it was covered up with two sheets of plywood nailed together with hinges and stuff as a door to open to it. >> authorities say dykes had reinforced the bunker to keep them out. but they were inside, watching. sources tell cnn the hostage rescue team snuck in a tiny camera. >> mr. dykes
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